News & events

Eileen Ryan , Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

October 5th, 2013|

The Alliance Française de Waterford was given a great boost when Eileen Ryan, the long time President, was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques at a reception in the French Embassy Dublin on 26th June last. The award is presented to individuals in recognition for services to French culture and is a considerable distinction. [...]

Caroline Moreau concert Sat. 4th June

October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française de Waterford presents French chanteuse Caroline Moreau with her powerful vocal sensibility to "Amours Toujours etc.", a gutsy and vibrant show that skillfully weaves the lighter and darker aspects of love. She will revisit some of the masterpieces of chanson that she has made her own, including Jacques Brel's 'Amsterdam' and songs by [...]

Brush up your holiday French

October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française de Waterford can get your French up to speed before you go on your French holiday this year. Additional classes are being held in May, depending on response, which will cater for persons with a basic knowledge of French and also for those with intermediate experience. The classes will have an emphasis on oral [...]

Franco-Irish literary Festival 2011

October 5th, 2013|

The twelfth edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is now fast approaching. Writers from France and Ireland but also United Kingdom, Germany & Québec will reflect on the theme Generations during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch! Books by the writers are now on sale at International Books, 18 South [...]

Exchange visit with Saint-Herblain, France

October 5th, 2013|

Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service in association with Waterford and Saint-Herblain town twinning committees are now accepting applications from individuals resident within Waterford City to participate in an exchange visit to Saint-Herblain, France, with 8 young people between the ages of 16-20 years (4 females +4 males). The theme of the exchanges is [...]

Cork French Film Festival

October 5th, 2013|

On this essential diary date for cinephiles, Alliance Française de Cork will roll out a red carpet for the 22nd Cork French Film Festival. Paul Callanan, Artistic Director, is pursuing his quest in bringing to Cork, yet again, a host of French stars and a rich and innovative programme of films to inspire the imagination. [...]

Waterford connection to chambre d’hote

February 10th, 2013|

Former Waterford Alliance member well known restaurateur Martin Dwyer has been writing an eclectic blog for some years. Martin and his wife Sile have taken the ultimate leap of faith and relocated to a small village in the Languedoc region of France, where they have set up a chambre d'hôte (Bed and Breakfast) in an [...]

Twenty third Cork French Film Festival

February 25th, 2011|

Twenty third Cork French Film Festival 4th - 11th March 2012 Alliance Française de Cork is delighted to roll out the red carpet for the 23rd edition of this exciting and much-loved French Film Festival. The Festival is an exceptional opportunity to experience cinema in a personal and close-up sense in the presence of such remarkable talent as [...]

Un petit séjour, Paris 2010

February 24th, 2011|

Grâce à une bourse qu’on m’avait accordée, j’ai eu le grand plaisir de passer le mois de juillet à Paris. Nous étions 5 boursiers qui logions dans le Centre Culturel Irlandais, un ancien séminaire qui abritait les prêtres irlandais et polonais. De nos jours il s’agit d’un espace calme, accueillant, et magnifique, en plein coeur [...]

Pétanque comes to Waterford

February 12th, 2011|

Waterford City Council have developed a piste or boules court as a recognition of the City's French connections and as a contribution to cultural diversity and also as part of its on-going commitment to the development of recreational opportunities for all of its citizens. Visit YouTube for a taste of the rules. Log on to [...]